-- Last Updated: Aug-20-13 7:05 AM EST --
Mount a fairweather to the front deck. Your rod tip goes in that.
Put a padeye or cleat just behind the cockpit then run a bungee loop down from it. The handle goes in that.
It worked like a charm for me.
You have to be careful when you mount, trying different locations for the rod and such because you will bump your hand on the rod while you paddle. [edit to add] You also have to be very careful of your lure placement. I used plastic covers to snap around my lure and rod. Otherwise, you could be getting a hook in your hand or arm while you paddle. To be clear, that's a bad thing. [end of edit]
Also, your reel will get wet. Often. Lubricate well, and remember to use Reel Magic or similar water chaser outer on your reel after use.
- Big D
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